Hundreds, maybe even thousands of years of life cutted away with saws and hatchets to make railway sleepers, poles, furniture and firewood. A historic photo of the 19th century shows Californian lumberjacks at work in the Redwoods
Library vignette: rust wall, a stack of cognac colored leather suitcases and shelves with leather bound books. This would be beautiful in a library or study. Pair with some rich leather furniture and great lamps: stunning!
Sumerian Star Chart. Sky Map of Ancient Nineveh. c.3300 BCE. Reproduction of a Sumerian star map or “planisphere” recovered in the late 19th century from the 650 BCE underground library of Ashurbanipal. Long thought to be an Assyrian tablet, computer analysis has matched it with the sky above Mesopotamia in 3300BC and proves it to be more ancient Sumerian origin. The tablet is an “Astrolabe”, the earliest known astronomical instrument.